Sailing Holidays & Charters in the Kingdom of Tonga
The gate prize at the 2009 Auckland International Boat Show - Gate winner
Gateway to adventure sailing
When Hannah Irwin heard from her father that she had won the gate prize at the 2009 Auckland International Boat Show – a week’s sailing holiday in Tonga with The Moorings – she replied, “But I can’t sail a boat that big, Dad.”
Luckily for Hannah, 8, her mum and dad, Wendy and David, and their friends were happy to go sailing with her around the islands of Vava’u, in a Beneteau Oceanis 40.3.
During their cruise, they saw an abundance of sealife including three pods of whales, numerous turtles, and a marlin that leapt spectacularly behind the boat.
Hannah’s parents enjoyed the easy pace of life in Tonga, and, as experienced yachties, found the navigation easy, the water was so clear that they could see the anchor on the bottom in 30 metres. “The boat was excellent, ready and waiting for us,” David says. “The Moorings staff were always so helpful and friendly.
The Moorings is again offering a seven-day yacht charter in Tonga with flights for two as the gate prize for Auckland International Boat Show 2010.
The Moorings Power Catarmarans are avaliable in:
Vava'u in Tonga has the 37ft Power Catermaran only.
The Moorings Tonga - South Pacific Sailing Holidays & Charters